The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > General Forums > General Discussion > Current Events

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 31,635
RIP Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy, dead at 91

https://twitter.com/playboy/status/913240335358111744

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/913241098579070976

While I never looked at Playboy as the internet made it obsolete, I must thank him as a man for what he did for my forefathers and the American people. All men everywhere are in his debt.

God bless him.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2017, 09:33 PM   #2
Powder
Endless Screw
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 24,761
Weird, I was just thinking about the possibility of this last night.

Godspeed, Hef. We owe you big time.
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
triplexxx
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,081
Quite a legacy he made, even those who didn't read it much knew of him, may have seen on TV at some point, God Bless You Hugh Hefner, enjoy heaven.
__________________
Please don't shoot me Mr. Big Mike. I'm too young and good-looking to die, well too young. I got a father, I got a mother, I got a grandmother, I got a little sister...and a little brother this high (raises hand), and a little brother this high (lowers hand), and little brother this high (lowers hand), and a little brother this high (lowers hand), and a little brother this high (lowers hand) and then I got a great big brother this high (slaps gun and runs).
"Fright Night" - Three Stooges
triplexxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 12:17 AM   #4
Prowler
Foot Elite
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 4,652
RIP and thanks for showing lots of fine playmates to the world.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberCubed View Post
So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 03:44 AM   #5
Mayhem
Mad Scientist
 
Mayhem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London, England
Posts: 1,977
Died peacefully in his sleep.... riiiiiight!
__________________
Lie with passion and be forever damned...
Mayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 07:13 PM   #6
mrmaczaps
Mad Scientist
 
mrmaczaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,526
"Enjoy heaven"....

Heaven isn't a place everyone just gets to go... lol.
And he really didn't help anyone out with his trash...
__________________
Mr Maczaps
Mr Maczaps Comics
Mr Maczaps: The Collection
Mr Maczaps Comics on Facebook
Shellback on Facebook
Turtle Power Entertainment

Email me at: mrmaczapscomics@gmail.com

Looking for: SNES TMNT and any other video games. Also Movie Star Mikey giant nunchucks! Two! CHEAP! *not buying right now, but plenty to trade* #damntumor

Buy from MyComicShop.com
mrmaczaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 08:22 PM   #7
MsMarvelDuckie
I know Quack-Fu
 
MsMarvelDuckie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The bowels of Hell, Texas(otherwise known as Decatur)
Posts: 6,653
That was uncalled for. Whatever you may think of his company and legacy, he seems to have been a decent human being, and was much loved by many. Playboy was also far more than just a smut mag. It had interviews, social and cultural articles, short stories and much more as well. Have some respect for the man please.
__________________
"You IDIOTS! You've captured their STUNT doubles!" -from "Spaceballs"

"Where Science ends, magic begins." -Spiral, Uncanny X-Men #491

My various stories and fan-fics (including TMNT!!) are here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Mickeys_C...?showforum=188
MsMarvelDuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 08:32 PM   #8
Spike Spiegel
Welcome Back, Samus!
 
Spike Spiegel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: At my desk drawing something
Posts: 1,904
I was talking about Hefner's passing with a co-worker today who's old enough to remember the Playboy brand when it was in its prime, and he said, "There's no way he went to a better place."

I guess the Playboy mansion would be like heaven for some people.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryomancer View Post
Mirage [is]...a comic about life and how life and the people closest to you just absolutely suck sometimes. It's "adult" in a very real sense, in that it deals with heavy themes that resonate more with adults, not that it's full of blood and titties or whatever.
Spike Spiegel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 08:35 PM   #9
Powder
Endless Screw
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 24,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
I was talking about Hefner's passing with a co-worker today who's old enough to remember the Playboy brand when it was in its prime, and he said, "There's no way he went to a better place."
Your co-workers is one of thousands who presented that meme as their original thought today. It's an amusing quip, but not after seeing it 100 times from 100 different people who are otherwise without a clever hair on their head.
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2017, 09:48 PM   #10
plastroncafe
PerfectlyTunedFightEngine
 
plastroncafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Upsidedown
Posts: 6,343
Hef was a complicated man. On the one hand he was a philanthropist and counter-culture icon who helped to fund the Civil Rights movement.

On the other he was a shut-in who made a name for himself by objectifying those he professed to liberate.

Whether or not he left the world a better place than how he found it really depends on who you talk to.

But one thing's for sure, he certainly made things interesting.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
So your wants and needs as a fan should outweigh everyone else's?
plastroncafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
Coola Yagami
Emperor
 
Coola Yagami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 7,378
One thing for sure, his magazine helped many kids get through puberty.

And naked ladies aside, the mags were tame and classy. I mean, it was just women in sexy and provocative poses. There was no sex involved, no toys, no actual porn other than nudity. I know some people that have never read a Playboy assume it's literally hardcore sex when no, it's really not.
__________________
http://markandpaigerodriguez.blogspot.com/ Our blog on random stuff from TMNT to Batman comics to whatever else hits our mind. Also a member of the Heroes in a Halfact Podcast series.
our video game review Youtube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoGameMasters09
v=ufYzGoquORs[/url]
Coola Yagami is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2017, 03:31 PM   #12
Prowler
Foot Elite
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 4,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coola Yagami View Post
One thing for sure, his magazine helped many kids get through puberty.

And naked ladies aside, the mags were tame and classy. I mean, it was just women in sexy and provocative poses. There was no sex involved, no toys, no actual porn other than nudity. I know some people that have never read a Playboy assume it's literally hardcore sex when no, it's really not.
Yeah, I've... read a few Playboy issues and it's just naked women. But it's not done in poor taste. Also, only like 10 pages at best have naked women. the rest has articles about everything from poverty in Africa to sports headlines, interviews with celebrities, letters sent by people, a sex/relationship column advice, etc.

Anyway, do people even still buy magazines such as Playboy, Maxim and FHM? A quick google search of a famous woman with nudes will take you to her nudes without much trouble.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberCubed View Post
So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2017, 03:53 PM   #13
IndigoErth
Team Blue Boy
 
IndigoErth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: U.S., East Coast
Posts: 8,354
Fair enough, I guess... I suppose it's hardly the worst out there. Though I've been biting my tongue over this one, esp how it was started...

Not really the liberator he claimed to be though, so don't really care that he passed. Besides, hard to feel too bad for someone if they made it to the 90s.
IndigoErth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2017, 04:20 PM   #14
Prowler
Foot Elite
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 4,652
I honestly neevr knew much about Hefner. Clearly he was one of those old men who prefer way younger women. Dunno what the point of a man in his 80s marrying a woman in her 20s tbh. Can an 80 year old man even achieve an erection by that point? So what benefits does it give him marrying a woman in her 20s? He'll settle for eye candy? If he just wants company then might as well marry a woman around his age, but meh wtv
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberCubed View Post
So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2017, 09:23 PM   #15
MsMarvelDuckie
I know Quack-Fu
 
MsMarvelDuckie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The bowels of Hell, Texas(otherwise known as Decatur)
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
Yeah, I've... read a few Playboy issues and it's just naked women. But it's not done in poor taste. Also, only like 10 pages at best have naked women. the rest has articles about everything from poverty in Africa to sports headlines, interviews with celebrities, letters sent by people, a sex/relationship column advice, etc.

Anyway, do people even still buy magazines such as Playboy, Maxim and FHM? A quick google search of a famous woman with nudes will take you to her nudes without much trouble.

Playboy is now online only AFAIK. As for finding nude photos online- where do you think most of those nude photos of celebs COME FROM?!

Everyone from Latoya Jackson to Jeri Ryan to Marilyn Monroe has been in Playboy. (And I have personally seen the snake Latoya posed with in her shoot- he was a ball python named Excalibur from a pet shop in my home town of Lewisville!) Plenty of big-name stars did shoots for Playboy, and still do. And yes most of those photos end up online.


Edit: as a side note, the reason I know where the snake came from is that the owners had a signed and framed copy of the original photo above his enclosure for years. The shop is no longer there but Excalibur was over 30 years old the last time I saw him. He was quite big even when we first moved there when I was three, and by the time I moved from there to live with my grandmother at 22, he was over 20 ft long. He also apparently has been movies as well- such as the original Conan. And apparently sired quite a few progeny too!
__________________
"You IDIOTS! You've captured their STUNT doubles!" -from "Spaceballs"

"Where Science ends, magic begins." -Spiral, Uncanny X-Men #491

My various stories and fan-fics (including TMNT!!) are here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Mickeys_C...?showforum=188

Last edited by MsMarvelDuckie; 10-01-2017 at 09:31 PM.
MsMarvelDuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2017, 09:42 AM   #16
Leofan26
Mad Scientist
 
Leofan26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,017
Wow, what a shock. For some reason I thought he'd live forever

Sad, there goes another legend. How many legends have passed away over these few years?
Leofan26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2017, 12:32 PM   #17
turtle1237
Stone Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 630
Thinks for getting the Swedish Bikini team naked in the 1990's.
turtle1237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2017, 12:49 PM   #18
The Deadman
Mad Scientist
 
The Deadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmaczaps View Post
"Enjoy heaven"....

Heaven isn't a place everyone just gets to go... lol.
And he really didn't help anyone out with his trash...
You must not go around the Internet much if you think Playboy was trash...
__________________

Last Movie Watched: The Houses October Built 2 (2017).
Last TV Show Watched: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (S3:E2).
Last Video Game Played: WWE 2K17 (PS4).
http://bloggerofthedead.blogspot.com/​
The Deadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #19
mrmaczaps
Mad Scientist
 
mrmaczaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Deadman View Post
You must not go around the Internet much if you think Playboy was trash...
Playboy is trash. So is the part of the internet you are referring to. Porn in all forms is trash. I hope Hef repented but I'm not holding my breath.

Suppose its good he had his virgins while he could, I hear there aren't any where he's at now.
__________________
Mr Maczaps
Mr Maczaps Comics
Mr Maczaps: The Collection
Mr Maczaps Comics on Facebook
Shellback on Facebook
Turtle Power Entertainment

Email me at: mrmaczapscomics@gmail.com

Looking for: SNES TMNT and any other video games. Also Movie Star Mikey giant nunchucks! Two! CHEAP! *not buying right now, but plenty to trade* #damntumor

Buy from MyComicShop.com
mrmaczaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2017, 10:31 PM   #20
triplexxx
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,081
You can think whatever you want; I'm not going to condemn his accomplishments or say there was anything harmful or malicious about them, it was all for entertainment purposes, as is every other entertaining type of media from stories/theater/film/whatever, as for anyone who takes it too personally, that's their problem, & it's all in their head.
triplexxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.